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Town Hall: Fire "torture professor" John Yoo
Date Friday June 27
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1606 Bonita Avenue (At Cedar Street) in Berkeley
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorOtis
Emailsf [at] worldcantwait.org
Phone415-864-5153
TOWN HALL WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEPHEN ROHDE

Hear the “torture professor” controversy discussed by renowned civil liberties attorney Stephen Rohde (past president So. Calif. ACLU), joined by speakers from the National Lawyers Guild, World Can’t Wait, the UC and Boalt Hall communities, and others.

7 PM at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1606 Bonita Avenue (At Cedar Street) in Berkeley
(other sponsors, speakers TBA)

Added to the calendar on Saturday Jun 14th, 2008 7:05 PM

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How about inviting some of those ex-Guantanamo "detainees"(some of them have been released to their home countries in Britain & Germany and have written of their torturous ordeals) to testify against this cowardly "theoretician" who is now hiding under the veil of "academic freedom." Does academic freedom protect the right of someone to yell, "FIRE!" in a crowded theater? In Yoo's case, it's even more insidious--he is claiming that he was merely expressing an "opinion" on 'detainee' policy, when in actual fact, he knowingly provided an ideologically-biased interpretation of the Geneva Convention's provisions for acceptable prisoner-of-war treatment, in order to give his boss--the Bush regime--a convenient excuse to abuse and torture hundreds--if not thousands--of bounty-furnished "suspects." In so doing, Yoo et al are no different than the notorious Nazi doctor Josef Mengele who willingly provided their professional services to further the blatantly cruel and inhumane policies of their employers, and they should be fully & objectively prosecuted for their complicity in the Bush regime's war crimes.

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